UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Civil Action No. 99-CV-2496 (GK)
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. (f/k/a
PHILIP MORRIS INCORPORATED), et al.,
UNITED STATES’ WRITTEN DIRECT EXAMINATION OF
ALLAN M. BRANDT, Ph.D.
SUBMITTED PURSUANT TO ORDER #471
Written Direct: Dr. Allan M. Brandt, US v. PM, 99-cv-02496 (D.D.C.) (GK) Page 1
Can you please state your name for the record?
Allan M. Brandt.
Dr. Brandt, what is your current professional position?
I am the Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine at Harvard
Medical School and Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, where I
am currently the chair of the Department of the History of Science.
Have you been retained to testify as an expert witness in this case?
Yes, I have.
Before we address the substance of your expert opinion, let us ask you a bit
about your educational and professional background. First, where did you receive
your professional education?
Following my graduation from Brandeis University in 1974, I began doctoral
work in history at Columbia University.
For what reason, if any, did you choose to pursue your Ph.D. at Columbia?
I selected Columbia because it had a particularly distinguished faculty, especially
in the area of American social and political history during the twentieth century.
Did you study with anyone in particular at Columbia?
I did. My principal advisor and mentor throughout my graduate education was
William E. Leuchtenburg, a well-known and distinguished historian of the United States
in the twentieth century.
Did you concentrate on any specific areas within the field of American social
and political history while you were at Columbia?
In my first year at Columbi